Today's Sports

  • Rankin blocks kick, helps Fever...

    Brandon Rankin helped the Tri-Cities Fever win its final football game of the regular season by blocking an attempted field goal.

    The block enabled the Fever to beat the Iowa Barnstormers 42-39 June 13 in the Indoor Football League game in Kennewick, Wash.

    For Rankin, a West Brunswick graduate who turns 27 on June 24, the block was his third of the season.

  • Brunswick County American Legion...

    The Brunswick County American Legion Baseball team opened its home season June 15  and has played three straight home games.

    Brunswick beat Wilmington Post 10 4-3, beat Jacksonville 13-12 June 16 and lost 8-6 in 10 innings June 17 to Hampstead Post 167.

    Against Post 167, Brunswick had 13 hits. Kevon Perkins had three singles, a triple and three RBIs. He also walked and caused two balks.

  • Annual Jolly Mon King Classic...
  • Ken Kosak: St. James GM

    St. James is the largest golf course community in Brunswick County and the second largest in North Carolina. Only Pinehurst is bigger.

    St. James has 81 holes of golf designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin and our own Tim Cate. There are four clubhouses, five restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers, tennis courts and a marina. St. James has more than 3,200 members.

    Being the general manager of this active showcase community is not easy.

  • Drum action heating up
  • Anglers encouraged to respond to...

    The weather pattern was stable last week, giving us great fishing conditions. The ocean was calm enough for small boats fish the Spanish mackerel on the beach. Small boats venturing out of the Cape Fear River region around Yaupon and Ocean Crest pier also caught king mackerel. A few cobia also have been caught close to the beach, but most of the action is between 15 to 20 miles out.

  • June is all about variety

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Fun finds for Father’s Day gifts

    Father’s Day is June 21, so I have explored great gifts for dad and some fun things to do in our area.

    I went to PGA Superstore in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week and spoke with John Wagner, the general manager. A jovial, articulate man, we had a blast looking at the latest in clothing lines, then we moved on to gadgets and gizmos for the golfing dad.  

  • Babson to continue baseball...

    SHALLOTTE  — West Brunswick senior Brett Babson signed a letter of intent June 2 to play baseball at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.

    “I want to get a start on (college baseball) and continue to play ball,” Babson said. “I plan to transfer and go on to a four-year college.”

    Worley Edwards, the SCC athletics director, was at the signing. (SCC is interviewing for new baseball coach.)

  • West Brunswick Youth Softball...